Attacked when young and now wants revenge
Fatwa No: 85426

  • Fatwa Date:15-1-2003 - Thul-Qi'dah 13, 1423
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Question

When I was child I was attacked by some persons. Today I am 29 years old, and suffer in the society and many people look at me like a dishonoured person. I suffer psychological depression, because I haven't found the way to go out of this situation. Can I kill those persons, I am very tired of this life. Please help me, I am your brother in Islam.

Answer

Praise be to Allah, the Lord of the Worlds; and may His blessings and peace be upon our Prophet Muhammad and upon all his Family and Companions.

Killing yourself or the persons, who committed an act of aggression against you when you were small, is not permissible. Do not in to the people or what they have been repeating because it is improper and unfair. You were not responsible for what happened against you.
Even if you were responsible and made repentance, people do not have any right to blame you or behave toward you in a bad manner. People who are mistreating you are ignorant so, do not be upset about them. Do not think about killing any one since it only makes the matter more complicated and it is a great sin also. Allah says: {…….and kill not anyone whom Allâh has forbidden, except for a just cause (according to Islâmic law)….} [6:151]
The Prophet (Sallallahu Alaihi wa Sallam) said: "A faithful believer remains at liberty regarding his religion unless he kills somebody unlawfully" [ al-Bukhari ]
Finally, you should be patient to get the reward of Allah, and seek Allah's help. Surely he will ease your the worries you are caused by the ignorant community. Know that always the best end is for those who fear Allah.
Allah knows best


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